Sunday, August 21, 2011

Creative Opportunities

        Have you decided to do something then wondered why you were doing it and ultimately wished you hadn't?   Well it's been that kind of weekend, actually an extended weekend since I probably won't finish until tomorrow and I started last Thursday.  I blame the heat........  I haven't been out much because it's so hot and hanging around my craft room for so long really got to me.  It's always a mess, but usually an organized one......

        It all started when I decided to organize some financial papers.  That part didn't take long, but after cleaning up this one area, it occurred to me that the space I had suddenly created would be the perfect spot for stacks of 12" x 12" paper.  It also meant I'd have to move some old VHS tapes, which I packed up in a box.  Well, you've guessed it, one thing led to another and now I have an even bigger mess on my hands that is no longer organized.  It will be at some point.  For better or for worse I believe that there's a place for everything and everything needs to be in its place.  I hate nothing more than having to search high and low for something when I need it.  If it isn't where it should be, it loses out.  I can't believe how much stuff there is, so I'm also setting supplies aside to photograph and sell at "Craft Lane Designs".  I use the term "sell" loosely.  I give away as much as possible here locally, but I fit as much as I can in USPS "if it fits it ships" boxes and the sale price is basically reimbursement for shipping.  I also put kits together to use for giveaways here on my blog, so I must admit that I add a few dollars here and there which offsets some of the shipping costs for the giveaways.  Hope no one minds, but if you've ever received a package from me, it always includes extra stuff.   I also uncovered a box of brand new punches in the garage and a treasure trove of rubber stamps, so if you're looking for supplies check out my little store - it'll take me a few days to get everything photographed and posted though.

        Tomorrow I'm going shopping.  Have you seen all the great sales now that children are getting ready to go back to school!  There are great deals on Flash Drives (love those for extra storage), storage containers (got a box of 18 shoe box size clear ones for $19 at COSTCO) and there are some great deals on larger containers at Target and Walmart.   Composition books are .50 cents at Office Depot - the covers are great for decorating and you could use them for an Art Journal, depending on what kind of medium you like to work with.  How about I work on a couple and YOU work on a couple.....  I'll show you mine, if you show me yours......  y'all come back now!

Yours truly,
Julie :) 

1 comment:

  1. a few years ago I bought up a bunch of composition notebooks at the beginning of the year when they were super cheap. We used them at the end of the year to create summer journals with my sons class. Fairly cheap project since I had lots of old papers, embellies and stamps alread for them to decorate the books with. I wasn't sure how the project would go over with the boys in the class, but it was a hit!